Saturday, July 16, 2011

Potty time with Luke

I am happy, thrilled, proud, and so very excited to say that Luke is now potty trained. Wahoo! After many failed attempts, this time we were successful. When he turned three back in January, we tried then. However, he had no interest in using the potty or wearing big boy underwear. So I let some time pass and decided once we got back from our trip to Disneyworld, we would try again. Once again, he wanted NO part of using the potty. He would either hold it or go in his undies and not tell me. Such a mess! I think I tried a few times in between those two but quickly realized it wasn't the right time.

I would often talk to Luke about it. Telling him that he was three now and that means he's a big boy and big boys use the potty and on and on. His response to me was "but I'm ONLY three. I'm little." And he would put his thumb and index finger together to show me how little he was.

However, I was starting to feel a little anxious about it all. I knew he could do it physically, but he was just playing games because he didn't want to do it. I really wanted him to be trained before he starts preschool in September. I decided once we got back into town after the July 4th weekend, we would do it then. And I wasn't going to give up! So last Tuesday we started. He immediately started with his usual antics. Wouldn't sit on the potty, wouldn't wear his undies etc. Not a happy camper. But after about 30 minutes, he got it all out of his system I guess. Because he has done awesome since then. I guess it finally clicked! He had several accidents in the beginning. Several of which were a huge mess! But now, he goes on his own and it feels like he has always been trained. So, so happy to not be buying two sizes of diapers anymore.

He loved being able to put a sticker on his Elmo potty chart after he successfully used the potty.

So proud of our sweet Lukie!


  1. Yay Luke!! That is so awesome, and what a relief for Mama!! Good for you for sticking to it and having the patience to see it through. I know every child is so different and it's always hard to know the right PT approach for each one.

    I am feeling some of your frustration about potty training as well. There is a certain little girl in my house that knows EXACTLY what she should be doing in the potty but flat-out REFUSES to do it. I'm hoping some peer pressure this week will help, haha!

  2. Woo hoo! Yea, for Luke (and Momma)!! Great job on both parts. blessings ~ tanna

  3. Yea for Luke! That's such a great accomplishment and now you only have to change Sarah's diapers during the day. Isn't that great?